On July 21 1920, 26 delegates gathered at the McCallum Hill Building, Regina’s first skyscraper and founded what is now known as the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.

Business in Saskatchewan was very different 100 years ago and a lot has changed in the business world since 1920. One thing that hasn’t changed is the need for a unified voice that represents the needs of Saskatchewan business. The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is proud to still be that Voice of Saskatchewan Business.

Read more about our 100 year journey and where we are heading in  “A Century of Enterprise” .

Thanks to the Brandt Group of Companies and the Hill Group of Companies for their generous support of this project.
While it is important to flatten the curve, Saskatchewan exporters need to get "ahead of the curve" to ensure Saskatchewan's place on the international stage. STEP's program enhancements include expanded funding and eligible costs under the Market Access Program and a new Market Re-engagement Program. In recognition of financial constraints and the need for exporters to have access to the full suite of STEP programs and services, STEP has also introduced a temporary 50% reduction in fees.  Read more here .
The SCC commends the Government of Saskatchewan on the announcement of the billion dollar irrigation project that will double Saskatchewan's irrigable land over the next decade . Read more here .
The CRA has advised that T2 Corporate Income Tax Returns and T3 Trust Income Tax Returns are now due September 1. Also, payment deferrals will be ending on June 30.  Read more about these deadline updates and provincial and federal government actions here .
The SCC believes that Provincial Budget 2020-21 strikes a balance between what needed to be done around COVID-19 and what should be done in terms of investing in long-term resiliency measures. Read more here .
The R e-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) short term training program provides eligible employers with increased financial support to train employees. Training must help the employer adjust to the impacts of the pandemic and safely align business activities with the re-opening phases of Saskatchewan’s economy. Read more here .
DirectWest has created an online toolkit that includes everything your business needs to succeed in the digital world of e-commerce and online communication. Find out more about the program and sign up for a free trial   here .
RBC Disruptors is an ongoing podcast series hosted by SVP John Stackhouse about reimagining Canada’s economy in a time of unprecedented change. It features thought-provoking conversations with Canadian business and innovation leaders about planting the seeds of a new economy. The RBC Disruptors Podcast can be found here or wherever you find your podcasts.
The SCC has partnered with The Conference Board of Canada and Business and Higher Education Roundtable to improve and expand work-integrated learning (WIL) in Canada. Join a pan-Canadian network focused on building and supporting the future of WIL by taking part in a free Prairie Provinces virtual consultation. Read more here .
Events & More
One of the pillars of Indigenous engagement is Indigenous Awareness Training. The series of webinars with John Lagimodiere, Aboriginal Consulting Services, are back by popular demand and registrants can achieve two levels of Indigenous Awareness Training in one week. Module 1 on August 10 , Module 2: August 11 , Module 3: August 12 , Module 4: August 13 , and Level 3: August 14 .
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Saskatchewan Colleges to deliver dynamic and informational management/leadership workshops that will help employees to build on their core business, supervisory and leadership skills. The Business Management Essentials (BME) Program Virtual Online Classes are eligible under the RSTS program. Eligible employers can receive 100% of employee training costs through the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS). Find out more here .
The Edwards School of Business, in partnership with Mitacs, has launched a new summer/fall research internship called the “Mitacs Business Strategy Internship" program, to connect students with Canadian businesses. Edwards interns will support businesses who need assistance in modifying their business operations to adapt to the new economic reality. Learn more about the about eligibility requirements and the application process here .
Sask Business in the News
As part of its strategic investments, CN is investing almost $105 million in Saskatchewan in 2020. Replacing rail and ties, bridge maintenance, level crossings and other track infrastructure make up the bulk of the investments. Read more here .
SCC member Kruger Energy Saskatchewan Solar L.P., has been retained by SaskPower to develop, build, own and operate the Foxtail Grove Solar Energy Project. Construction for the 10-MW project is expected to be in service as early as the end of 2021. The project will provide enough electricity to supply over 2,600 households in the Regina area, and will connect with SaskPower’s existing distribution system. Read more here .
Saskatchewan Chamber member McKercher is proud to announce that Patricia J.F. Warsaba, QC, has been acknowledged as a leading lawyer in corporate commercial law and corporate mid-market law by her peers. Read more here .
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce partnered with Salesforce to offer grants to businesses across Canada to aid with COVID-19 business recovery plans. Three members from Saskatchewan chambers won the grants: congratulations to Firebird Business Consulting Ltd., Orpheum Theatre Ltd., and SveinCo Developments Ltd. Read more here .
Indigenous Engagement Charter
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA)   are currently looking for an external consultant or firm to assist in identifying an approach to engage, recognize and support SPRA’s relationships with the truth and reconciliation movement and Indigenous populations in Saskatchewan. Read more here .

Saskatchewan PolyTech launched two new Indigenous courses in June. The two new courses, Indigenous Studies and Colonization to Resilience, are both available through online learning Read more about the courses here .

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